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solar minimum surprisingly constant Solar Minimum Surprisingly Constant
ASTRO WATCH Using more than half a century of observations, Japanese astronomers have discovered that the microwaves coming from the Sun at the minimums of the past five solar cycles... 11 minutes
heavy nitrogen molecules reveal planetary scale tug of war Heavy Nitrogen Molecules Reveal Planetary-Scale Tug-of-War
ASTRO WATCH Nature whispers its stories in a faint molecular language, and Rice University scientist Laurence Yeung and colleagues can finally tell one of those stories... 1 hour
Fragile polar weather satellite system could be bolstered by microwave-sensing CubeSats
Science Magazine 'David and Goliath' weather eyes launched into orbit 2 hours
In Photos: The Advanced JPSS-1 Weather Satellite's Earth Mission
SPACE.COM The Joint Polar Satellite System-1 (JPSS-1), the first of an advanced new fleet of weather satellites, launched into space on Nov. 18, 2017 to begin its vital mission. See photos... 3 hours
Geoengineering the Climate Could Cause Devastating African Droughts
SPACE.COM Injecting particles into the atmosphere would deflect some of the sun’s incoming radiation, but a new study predicts it would also likely alter tropical storm patterns in the Atlantic and increase the... 3 hours
In Photos: The Advanced JPSS-1 Weather Forecasting Satellite's Earth Mission
SPACE.COM The Joint Polar Satellite System-1 (JPSS-1), the first of an advanced new fleet of weather satellites, launched into space on Nov. 18, 2017 to begin its vital mission.... 4 hours
First-of-Its-Kind Satellite Launches to Track Earth's Weather Like Never Before
SPACE.COM The first in a series of four advanced polar-orbiting satellites has launched to space, turning its watchful eye to improving the accuracy of weather forecasts and Earth observations. 4 hours
Keeping it real: UN climate talks struggle to stay relevant
PHYS.ORG There was a telling moment at the 23rd edition of UN climate talks that underscored both the life-and-death stakes in the fight against global warming, and how hard... 6 hours
Researchers find way to switch tumor cells between 2D and 3D morphology
NEWS MEDICAL Paving the way for testing experimental drugs in more realistic environments, scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have discovered how to... 12 hours
Groundwater depletion could be significant source of atmospheric carbon dioxide
SCIENCE DAILY Humans may be adding large amounts of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere by using groundwater faster than it is replenished, according to new research. This process, known as... 15 hours
Puerto Rico's Arecibo Observatory Will Stay Open, Despite Funding Concerns
SPACE.COM After sustaining damages from Hurricane Irma and spending years on the chopping block, Puerto Rico's Arecibo Observatory will remain open. 16 hours
High-Tech Weather Satellite to Launch Early Saturday After Delays: Watch Live
SPACE.COM A next-generation satellite built to make global weather forecasts more accurate than ever will now launch into space no earlier than Saturday (Nov. 18) after two... 16 hours
Heavy nitrogen molecules reveal planetary-scale tug-of-war
PHYS.ORG Nature whispers its stories in a faint molecular language, and Rice University scientist Laurence Yeung and colleagues can finally tell one of those stories this week, thanks to a one-of-a-kind instrument that allowed them to hear... 17 hours
lava or not exoplanet 55 cancri e likely to have atmosphere Lava or Not, Exoplanet 55 Cancri e Likely to Have Atmosphere
ASTRO WATCH Twice as big as Earth, the super-Earth 55 Cancri e was thought to have... 18 hours
European forests might not be realizing their full potential
SCIENCE DAILY European forest managers can have their cake and eat it, because according to a new study maximizing timber production in a forest does not necessarily have to come at a... 18 hours
New computational method provides optimized design of wind up toys
SCIENCE DAILY A team of leading computer scientists has developed a novel computational system to aid the design and fabrication of wind-up toys, focusing on automating the intricate interior machinery... 19 hours
The Arecibo Observatory will remain open, NSF says
SCIENCE-NEWS The iconic Arecibo radio telescope has survived Hurricane Maria and dodged deep funding cuts. 19 hours
A sub-desert savanna spread across Madrid 14 million years ago
SCIENCE DAILY The current landscape of Madrid city and its vicinity was really different 14 million years ago. A semi-desert savanna has been inferred for the center of the Iberian... 19 hours
Plant respiration could become a bigger feedback on climate than expected
SCIENCE DAILY New research suggests that plant respiration is a larger source of carbon emissions than previously thought, and warns that as the world warms, this may reduce... 20 hours
Earthquakes on Venus Could Be Detected by an Atmospheric Balloon
SPACE.COM A team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory proposes deploying a balloon in Venus’s atmosphere to detect seismic activity. 20 hours
Extreme enrichment in atmospheric 15N15N
Science Magazine Molecular nitrogen (N2) comprises three-quarters of Earth’s atmosphere and significant portions of other planetary atmospheres. We report a 19 per mil () excess of 15N15N in air relative to a random distribution of nitrogen isotopes, an enrichment that... 20 hours
Environmental factors may trigger lupus onset, progression
SCIENCE DAILY While genetics play a role in the development of Lupus, a systemic autoimmune disease, so do environmental triggers, such as particulates in air pollution and ultraviolet light, says a researcher. 21 hours
Helping Mexico design an effective climate policy
MIT MIT researchers are working with the Mexican government on carbon pricing options to meet the country’s climate goals under the Paris Agreement. 21 hours
eDNA tool detects invasive clams before they become a nuisance
PHYS.ORG When seeking a cure for a disease, early detection is often the key. The same is true for eliminating invasive species. Identifying their presence in a lake before... 22 hours
New computational method provides optimized design of wind up toys
PHYS.ORG A team of leading computer scientists has developed a novel computational system to aid the design and fabrication of wind-up toys, focusing on automating the intricate interior machinery... 22 hours
Taking a spin on plasma space tornadoes with NASA observations
PHYS.ORG Interplanetary space is hardly tranquil. High-energy charged particles from the Sun, as well as from beyond our solar system, constantly whizz by. These can damage satellites and endanger... 22 hours
Medical News Today: Why do colds and flu strike in winter?
MNT As we head into winter, we may be more likely to catch a cold. But why is that, and how does weather affect our chances of... 22 hours
Transforming greenhouse gases: New 'supercatalyst' to recycle carbon dioxide and methane
SCIENCE DAILY Engineers have developed a new and cost-effective catalyst to recycle two of the main causes behind climate change -- carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4). 24 hours
Science update on climate change: from bad to worse
PHYS.ORG Scientists monitoring the Earth's climate and environment have delivered a cascade of grim news this year, adding a sense of urgency to UN talks on how best to draw down... 1 day
What is the Paris Agreement?
PHYS.ORG On December 12, 2015, 195 countries gathered in the French capital to conclude the first truly universal climate treaty, the Paris Agreement, aimed at preventing worst-case-scenario global warming. 1 day
Warmer water signals change for Scotland's shags
PHYS.ORG An increasingly catholic diet among European Shags at one of Scotland's best-studied breeding colonies has been linked to long-term climate change and may have important implications for Scotland's seabirds, according to research led by... 1 day
Climate change impacts already locked in, but the worst can still be avoided
SCIENCE DAILY Some impacts of global warming -- such as sea level rise and coastal flooding -- are already locked in and unavoidable, according... 1 day
Evaluation of novel hybrid membranes for carbon capture
SCIENCE DAILY Hybrid materials known as mixed matrix membranes are considered a promising approach to capture carbon dioxide and mitigate against global warming. These materials are derived from a polymer combined with porous nanoparticles.... 1 day
A popular tool to trace Earth's oxygen history can give false positives
SCIENCE DAILY If someone cries 'Eureka!' because it looks like oxygen appeared in Earth's ancient atmosphere long before the body of evidence indicated, be careful. If... 1 day
Climate talks wrap up with progress on Paris rulebook
PHYS.ORG Global talks on curbing climate change wrapped up Friday, with delegates and observers claiming progress on several key details of the 2015 Paris accord. 1 day
Plant respiration could become a bigger feedback on climate than expected
PHYS.ORG New research, led by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, suggests that plant respiration is a larger source of carbon emissions than previously thought, and warns... 1 day
How do atmospheric shifts affect soil-dwelling microbes?
PHYS.ORG Rising levels of carbon dioxide, ozone and other gases can affect crop growth. Microorganisms inside crops, on their roots or within nearby soil also influence crops by contributing nutrients, curbing disease and combating stresses... 1 day
Electrochemistry opens up novel access to important classes of substances
PHYS.ORG Electrochemistry has undergone a renaissance in recent years and numerous research groups are currently working on the environmentally friendly production or conversion of molecules. However, despite the superiority... 1 day
Wow! Astronaut Captures Incredible View of 'Fireball' Meteor from Space (Video)
SPACE.COM While filming an incredible view of Earth from space, an astronaut aboard the International Space Station (ISS) inadvertently captured a fireball on camera as it whizzed... 1 day
Data modelling is key to managing fisheries sustainably
PHYS.ORG Have you ever questioned the environmental or economic sustainability of the flathead you order from your local fish and chips shop? Do you know where it's from? 1 day
New 'artificial selection' research findings signal threat for marine environments
PHYS.ORG A new study by Monash biologists has provided fresh insights into the long-standing questions of why animals are of the size they are and what happens when we... 1 day
Climate nemesis, carbon, could become valuable resource
PHYS.ORG On a dreary November morning, a small party of visitors from around the world boards a boat for an hour-long ride around what was once one of the most polluted waters in the Ruhr... 1 day
NASA survey technique estimates Congo forest's carbon
PHYS.ORG The equivalent of 85 billion tons of carbon dioxide—a huge amount equal to three-quarters of the carbon stored in forests across the contiguous United States—is locked in the living vegetation of one African country... 1 day
Research suggests vertical axis turbines could increase public support for new wind energy installations
PHYS.ORG VIDEO With global carbon emissions on the rise, wind power continues to be an attractive option for states and countries looking... 1 day
The importance of biodiversity in forests could increase due to climate change
PHYS.ORG Forests fulfill numerous important functions, and do so particularly well if they have a diversity of trees, according to a new study. As a... 1 day
A popular tool to trace Earth's oxygen history can give false positives
PHYS.ORG For researchers pursuing the primordial history of oxygen in Earth's atmosphere, a new study might sour some "Eureka!" moments. A contemporary tool used to... 1 day
space weather effects Space weather effects
ESA In Europe's economy, numerous sectors could be affected by space weather, ranging from space-based telecoms, broadcasting, weather services and navigation to power grids and terrestrial communications 1 day
UN climate talks wrap up as US stands firm on fossil fuels
PHYS.ORG UN negotiations on implementing the Paris climate change agreement wrap up Friday after two weeks of talks that were slowed down by the United... 1 day
Study on impact of climate change on manufacturing in China predict substantial losses by mid-21st century
PHYS.ORG To date, most empirical evidence on climate change impacts have focused on the agricultural sector. Little... 1 day
Surrey develops new 'supercatalyst' to recycle carbon dioxide and methane
PHYS.ORG The University of Surrey has developed a new and cost-effective catalyst to recycle two of the main causes behind climate change - carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4). 1 day
Environmental triggers may play role in development of Lupus
NEWS MEDICAL While genetics play a role in the development of Lupus, a systemic autoimmune disease that can attack any organ system in the human body, so do environmental triggers, such as... 2 days
See the 2017 Leonid Meteor Shower at Its Peak: What to Expect
SPACE.COM The famous Leonid meteor shower is predicted to reach its peak in the predawn hours on Friday (Nov. 17). 2 days
nasa detects solar flare pulses at sun and earth NASA Detects Solar Flare Pulses at Sun and Earth
ASTRO WATCH When our Sun erupts with giant explosions — such as bursts of radiation called solar flares — we... 2 days
Lava or not, exoplanet 55 Cancri e likely to have atmosphere
PHYS.ORG Twice as big as Earth, the super-Earth 55 Cancri e was thought to have lava flows on its surface. The planet is so close to its... 2 days
pluto s hydrocarbon haze keeps dwarf planet colder than expected Pluto's Hydrocarbon Haze Keeps Dwarf Planet Colder Than Expected
ASTRO WATCH The gas composition of a planet's atmosphere generally determines how much heat gets trapped in the atmosphere. For... 2 days
Counting the carbon cost of forest destruction
PHYS.ORG The world is losing its trees, but at what cost? Better estimates of deforestation and degradation could shed light on the amount of CO2 emitted, refine climate models and help developing countries better manage... 2 days
NASA detects solar flare pulses at Sun and Earth
PHYS.ORG VIDEO When our Sun erupts with giant explosions—such as bursts of radiation called solar flares—we know they can affect space throughout the solar system as well as near Earth. But monitoring... 2 days
Kill switches for engineered microbes gone rogue
SCIENCE DAILY Stable autonomous kill switches ensure biocontainment of living microbes designed as devices for medicine or the environment. New research outlines two new types of kill switches that address these challenges. The new kill switches... 2 days
Shape of Lake Ontario generates white-out blizzards, study shows
SCIENCE DAILY A 6-foot-wide snow blower mounted on a tractor makes a lot of sense when you live on the Tug Hill Plateau. Tug Hill, in upstate New York, is one of... 2 days
Leonid Meteor Shower 2017: When, Where & How to See It This Week
SPACE.COM The Leonid meteor shower peaks on Friday, Nov. 17. This guide tells you the best times and places to see these shooting... 2 days
Invisible November New Moon Rises After Leonid Meteor Shower Peaks on Saturday
SPACE.COM The Leonid meteor shower will peak this Friday and Saturday (Nov. 17-18), just hours before the invisible new moon rises into the sky. 2 days
New Type of Highly Energetic Cosmic Explosion Discovered
SCI-NEWS.COM Astronomers have spotted a new type of extremely energetic cosmic explosion they think originates from a very massive star or... 2 days
US 'committed' to emissions cuts, on its own terms: official
PHYS.ORG The Trump administration is "committed" to limiting greenhouse gas emissions, but in ways that do not threaten energy security or market competitiveness, a US official told a UN... 2 days
Spanking linked to increase in children's behavior problems
SCIENCE DAILY Children who have been spanked by their parents by age 5 show an increase in behavior problems at age 6 and age 8 relative to children who have never been spanked, according... 2 days
Groundwater recharge in the American west under climate change
PHYS.ORG Groundwater recharge in the Western U.S. will change as the climate warms—the dry southern regions will have less and the northern regions will have more, a University of Arizona-led research... 2 days
Groundwater depletion could be significant source of atmospheric carbon dioxide
PHYS.ORG Humans may be adding large amounts of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere by using groundwater faster than it is replenished, according to new research. This process, known as... 2 days
Off track: How storms will veer in a warmer world
SCIENCE DAILY The dry, semi-arid regions are expanding into higher latitudes, and temperate, rainy regions are migrating poleward. In a new paper, researchers provide new insight into this phenomenon by... 2 days
Lava or not, exoplanet 55 Cancri e likely to have atmosphere
SCIENCE DAILY Twice as big as Earth, the super-Earth 55 Cancri e was thought to have lava flows on its surface. Now, a new analysis finds this planet... 2 days
Climate change impacts already locked in—but the worst can still be avoided
PHYS.ORG Some impacts of global warming – such as sea level rise and coastal flooding – are already locked in and unavoidable, according to a... 2 days
Space missions locate whistling space electrons' origins
SCIENCE DAILY Plasma waves in space are likely responsible for accelerating high-energy particles into Earth's atmosphere, new research shows. 2 days
Down and dirty: Cleaning Okinawan pig farm wastewater with microbial fuel cells
PHYS.ORG One of the greatest threats to the environment today is wastewater left over from production activities. Agricultural practices, such as pig farming, produce a... 2 days
Greece in mourning as several still missing after deadly flood
PHYS.ORG Greece was in mourning Thursday as rescue crews tried to locate several people missing in a flood that killed 15 people near the capital, as rain continued to... 2 days
Species in the north are more vulnerable to climate change
SCIENCE DAILY For the first time, researchers have proposed the hypothesis that animals that live in climate zones at a safe distance from both the poles as well as the... 2 days
Saving endangered African penguins
SCIENCE DAILY A first-of-its-kind study on prognostic health indicators in the endangered African Penguin provides invaluable information to preserve and rehabilitate this seabird. Competition with fisheries, oil spills, climate change, diseases and predators are all contributing factors in their dramatic population decline,... 2 days
Image: Autumn fireball
PHYS.ORG VIDEO On 14 November 2017 at about 16:45 GMT a football-sized meteoroid entered Earth's atmosphere about 50 km northeast of Darmstadt, Germany. It created a bright fireball in the sky, which was seen by thousands of people in Germany, France, Switzerland,... 2 days
How will La Niña affect winter in the U.S.?
PHYS.ORG Forecasters are expecting another La Niña winter for the 2017-2018 season. La Niña (which means "little girl" in Spanish) disrupts large-scale climate patterns that can influence water availability, food production,... 2 days
Greece in mourning, several still missing in deadly flood
PHYS.ORG Greece was in mourning Thursday as rescue crews tried to locate several people missing in a flood that killed 15 people near the capital, as rain continued to fall. 2 days
Species in the north are more vulnerable to climate change
PHYS.ORG For the first time, researchers have proposed the hypothesis that animals that live in climate zones at a safe distance from both the poles as well as the... 2 days
Climate change impacts already locked in – but the worst can still be avoided
PHYS.ORG Some impacts of global warming – such as sea level rise and coastal flooding – are already locked in and... 2 days
Researchers create 3-D cell arrays for more realistic experimental biological environments
PHYS.ORG Paving the way for testing experimental drugs in more realistic environments, scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have discovered how to make... 2 days
Meteorite's origins point to possible undiscovered asteroid
PHYS.ORG A new analysis of a meteorite called Bunburra Rockhole has revealed that the rock originated from a previously unknown parent asteroid, allowing scientists to understand the geology of the parent body. 2 days
How to see the atmosphere
PHYS.ORG VIDEO How can you see the atmosphere? The answer is blowing in the wind. Tiny particles, known as aerosols, are carried by winds around the globe. This visualization uses data from NASA satellites combined with our knowledge of physics... 2 days
Medical News Today: What you should know about barometric pressure and headaches
MNT A look at barometric pressure headaches and migraines, which is where weather causes pain. Included is detail on triggers and how to avoid them. 2 days
autumn fireball Autumn fireball
ESA Operations image of the week: A meteoroid as big as a football was seen by thousands as it burned up in the atmosphere over Europe in the evening of 14 November 2017 2 days
Climate change and neglect threaten Senegal's Saint Louis
PHYS.ORG The echo of Koranic verse from a religious school in Senegal's Saint-Louis is familiar, but just metres down the beach classes have fallen silent in another building abandoned to the ravages of... 2 days
One in ten historic coastal landfill sites in England are at risk of erosion
PHYS.ORG Coastal erosion may release waste from ten per cent of England's historic coastal landfills in the next forty years, according... 2 days
mars 2020 mission performs first supersonic parachute test Mars 2020 Mission Performs First Supersonic Parachute Test
ASTRO WATCH Landing on Mars is difficult and not always successful. Well-designed advance testing helps. An ambitious NASA Mars rover mission set... 3 days
Shape of Lake Ontario generates white-out blizzards, study shows
PHYS.ORG A 6-foot-wide snow blower mounted on a tractor makes a lot of sense when you live on the Tug Hill Plateau. Tug Hill, in upstate New York, is one of... 3 days
Study urges global-change researchers to embrace variability
PHYS.ORG Scientists typically make every effort to keep all factors but one constant when doing an experiment. Global-change scientists might move a coral from a reef to an aquarium whose water is held 1°C higher... 3 days
What counts as 'nature'? It all depends
SCIENCE DAILY A psychology professor describes 'environmental generational amnesia' as the idea that each generation perceives the environment into which it's born, no matter how developed, urbanized or polluted, as the norm. And so what each... 3 days
Amazon's recovery from forest losses limited by climate change
SCIENCE DAILY Deforested areas of the Amazon Basin have a limited ability to grow new trees because of changes in climate, according to a study. 3 days
Microbial ecosystem at Laguna La Brava may contain novel microorganisms
SCIENCE DAILY An investigation of the microbial environment at Laguna La Brava in Chile may suggest that novel microorganisms might be at work in the absence of cyanobacteria, according to... 3 days
new nasa mission concept aimed at studying why planets lose their atmospheres New NASA Mission Concept Aimed at Studying Why Planets Lose their Atmospheres
ASTRO WATCH A team of NASA scientists want to use Earth as a laboratory to understand how planets lose their atmospheres and has proposed a mission... 3 days
Should coastal planners have concern over where land ice is melting?
Science Magazine There is a general consensus among Earth scientists that melting of land ice greatly contributes to sea-level rise (SLR) and that future warming will exacerbate the... 3 days
Pacific Island countries could lose 50 -- 80% of fish in local waters under climate change
SCIENCE DAILY Many Pacific Island nations will lose 50 to 80 percent of marine species in their waters... 3 days
Structure and origins of glacial polish on Yosemite's rocks
SCIENCE DAILY The glaciers that carved Yosemite Valley left highly polished surfaces on many of the region's rock formations. These smooth, shiny surfaces, known as glacial polish, are common in the Sierra... 3 days
Fossil fuel investment spells 'unsustainable future': UN chief
PHYS.ORG Continued investment in fossil fuel would deliver "an unsustainable future", UN chief Antonio Guterres warned Wednesday, saying time was running out to prevent calamitous climate change caused by atmosphere-fouling emissions. 3 days
Microbial ecosystem at Laguna La Brava may contain novel microorganisms
PHYS.ORG An investigation of the microbial environment at Laguna La Brava in Chile may suggest that novel microorganisms might be at work in the absence of cyanobacteria, according to... 3 days
Pacific Island countries could lose 50 - 80% of fish in local waters under climate change
PHYS.ORG Many Pacific Island nations will lose 50 to 80 percent of marine species in their waters... 3 days
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NASA detects solar flare pulses at Sun and Earth
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